Bead Society Orange County

Presents -
Carol Perrenoud

Saturday February 23, 2019 - 11AM - immediately following the 10:30 Bead Society member meeting

The History and Manufacture of the Hand Sewing Needle (and the point is?)
Many of our hand crafts are reliant upon the lowly hand sewing needle.  Carol will take you through the history in how needles were originally handmade, then will take you on a guided visual tour of the needle making factory in England and amaze you with many steps of production in making the lowly "I can't live without it" needle. Why do they break? Why do they bend? What is a Glovers needle and why are they so expensive? What is the difference between needles made in England and needles made in India? How long have metal needles been around historically and culturally what is their significance? And for goodness sake, I just want to be able to thread the darn thing!


The Bead Society of Orange County provides a beaders paradise for networking, workshops and the exchange of ideas along with opportunities to create, present and sell handmade artisan work. The Bead Society of Orange County is an affiliate of the Bowers Museum and as such, provides monetary support through proceeds from the annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar, the collection of dues and donations.